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Student 2018/19 - Contact postcode current

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Student 2018/19

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Contact postcode current

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This field records the postcode of the current contact address of the student.

Applicable toEngland

All LearnerContact records.


Providers must supply a current address postcode for all students. The postcode must be returned in Uppercase.

If the student's postcode is unknown, an empty element should be returned, i.e:


Where an empty element is returned, any Individualised Learner Record (ILR) data generated from this field will be populated with ZZ99 9ZZ.

The current postcode may differ from the postcode prior to enrolment (StudentContact.CONTPCODEPAST, where a student has changed residence since enrolling, for example if they are living away from home.

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Reason required To enable Apprenticeship funding allocation. To monitor delivery of learning. To support local planning. To monitor delivery of national contracts. To calculate minimum levels of performance. To allow analysis of Community Learning provision for Area Reviews, consistent with other provision.
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Field length8
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
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OwnerEducation and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)

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